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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Crafts of Kindness

Hey everyone!  During the holiday season, many people use crafting as a way of expressing love and gratitude, and we want to help spread the crafting cheer. As you get in the spirit of giving this holiday, Cricut is kicking off an exciting program that celebrates all of the ways people craft for others. Random Crafts of Kindness is a program focused on all the inspirational crafting happening around us.
On their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OfficialCricut, you’ll see lots of examples of how others are crafting for kindness. 

I thought it would be fun to make some hot cocoa treat bags to hand out to friends and family this year.  Who doesn't love a yummy cup of hot chocolate during the holidays?!?

I started with small brown paper sacks I got at the craft store.  I embossed the bags with my Cuttlebug and Snow Dots embossing folder.  The bags were a little longer than the embossing folder, so I trimmed the ends with some pinking shears. 

I cut out the tag at using my Cricut Expression 2 and Cricut Art Philosophy (from Close to My Heart) cartridge.  I then cut out the hot cocoa shapes using my Cricut Expression and Winter Frolic cartridge.  I used the new Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon.

I added the stamped sentiment and heart (Cornish Heritage Farms - Heart Warmers stamp set) and layered them on top of the die-cuts.  I attached the tag to the bag with some baker's twine. 

 I then added some hot cocoa packets, candy canes, marshmallows, and a little white crinkle shred to finish.

I thought it would be a fun way to share a little happiness this holiday season.

We hope this inspires you to submit your own random craft of kindness in the Random Crafts of Kindness Facebook contest – your entry could win you the new Cricut Expression® 2 machine! Voters can win, too: they’re giving away one Cuttlebug™ to a random voter each week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Maria Therese said...

Oooo Loooove these!!

Denise Price said...

Yum! Those look great.

~amy~ said...

love love love...thank you soooo much for this adorable inspiration!!!!!!

cnelson said...


pcrusberg said...

Saw this on Facebook, but wanted to just let you know how cute this is. I love it!!! Perfect gift for a "little something."

Anonymous said...

I would have never thought to emboss a bag. What a great idea! Super cute!

Dinah said...

that is so cute! I did enter that contest, since I only have a little cricut but mine wasn't "cricut" centered so I don't think I'll have much of a shot.

leah said...

Absolutely fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!